Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS)

Published: 6/7/2023 11:48 AM

The Kentucky Youth Risk Behavior Survey (YRBS) is conducted as part of a national effort by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and prevention (CDC) to monitor students’ health-risk behaviors in six priority areas. These six areas include injury and violence, alcohol and drug use, tobacco use, nutrition, physical activity, and sexual risk behaviors. These risk behaviors contribute to the leading causes of death, disability, and social problems among youth and adults in the U.S.

​Kentucky has been administering the YRBS since 1997. The survey is voluntary and is administered to a randomly selected sample of middle and high school students across the state.

For more information regarding the YRBS and for national, state, and large city survey results, please visit the CDC website.

YRBS 2021

The following are the results from the 2021 Kentucky High School YRBS and 2021 Kentucky Middle School YRBS.

2021 High School Summary Tables
2021 Middle School Trend Report

You can access the related datasets on the KDE Open House Supplemental Health Data Page​. ​​

2019 YRBS Infographic Resource

This document highlights key datapoints and trends from Kentucky's 2019 administration of the YRBS. Check out the statistics and implications for school health programs and policies or use to support your next grant proposal.

​​Stephanie Bunge
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Frankfort, KY 40601
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